TfL launches children’s competition on women keeping London moving

PUBLISHED: 14:21 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:29 10 May 2018

London Underground apprentice Jessica Ellis on duty. Picture: TfL

London Underground apprentice Jessica Ellis on duty. Picture: TfL


Transport for London (TfL) today launches a children’s competition highlighting the women keeping the capital moving.

The contest, which includes three different age categories, asks youngsters to draw a picture or write a story focusing on women in roles such as engineers who fix and control traffic lights to desgigners, planning the streets, bridges and trains of the future.

Winners will see their stories turned into a limited edition book, with the winning drawing featured on the front cover. They will also get the chance to take a behind-the-scenes tour of TfL and visit the factory where the book is made.

Judges include Charlie and Lola creator Lauren Child MBE, and author Cressida Cowell of How to Train Your Dragon fame.

“As well as encouraging children to draw and write, competitions like this are a great opportunity to break down stereotypes,” said Lauren. Closing date is May 20 and the winners will be announced in June.

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